Patents by Inventor Akihiko Hirata

Akihiko Hirata has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11420801
    Abstract: A metal sheet for containers includes a metal sheet and a polyester film which is laminated on a surface of the metal sheet to be an inner surface side of containers. The polyester film contains a wax in an amount of 0.010 to 2.000 mass %, and has a dipole-dipole force of 40 mN/m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoichiro Mori, Nobuo Kadowaki, Tadaaki Ochiai, Akihiko Hirata, Tomohiro Mizutani
  • Patent number: 11220094
    Abstract: A film-laminated metal plate having excellent retort adhesiveness includes: a metal plate; a resin film thermally fusion-bonded to a surface of the metal plate; and a bubble contained between the metal plate and the resin film. An average bubble height of three bubbles with higher heights among the bubbles measured by using a 3D analysis image of a laser microscope is 0 ?m or more and 5.0 ?m or less. The test piece is obtained by cutting a portion of one end side of the metal plate in a longitudinal direction while leaving the resin film on a side which becomes an inner surface side of the container when the film-laminated metal plate is processed into a container. When a retort treatment is carried out on the test piece at a temperature of 125° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuo Kadowaki, Yoichiro Mori, Tadaaki Ochiai, Akihiko Hirata, Kazushi Iwakiri, Tomohiro Mizutani, Satoshi Kato
  • Patent number: 10700432
    Abstract: A loop antenna array capable of forming a clear boundary of a communication area is provided. The loop antenna array includes three loop antennas, in which a direction of a current flowing through the loop antenna arranged in the middle and a direction of a current flowing through each of the loop antennas arranged on both sides of the loop antenna arranged in the middle are opposite from each other, and the sum of magnetic moments of the three loop antennas is zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Ai-ichiro Sasaki, Akihiko Hirata, Souichi Oka, Fumiharu Morisawa, Osamu Kagami
  • Patent number: 10340598
    Abstract: A loop antenna array that can form a linear and clear communication area boundary is provided. The loop antenna array includes two loop antennas. Currents flow through the loop antennas in opposite directions from each other. In other words, viewing in a direction passing through each of the loop antennas, at a timing when a positive voltage is applied to a signal terminal of an alternating-current source, a clockwise current flows through one loop antenna while a counterclockwise current flows through the other loop antenna. Conversely, at a timing when a negative voltage is applied to the signal terminal of the alternating-current source, a counterclockwise current flows through one loop antenna while a clockwise current flows through the other loop antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Ai-ichiro Sasaki, Akihiko Hirata, Fumiharu Morisawa, Souichi Oka, Osamu Kagami
  • Publication number: 20190092543
    Abstract: A metal sheet for containers includes a metal sheet and a polyester film which is laminated on a surface of the metal sheet to be an inner surface side of containers. The polyester film contains a wax in an amount of 0.010 to 2.000 mass %, and has a dipole-dipole force of 40 mN/m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoichiro MORI, Nobuo KADOWAKI, Tadaaki OCHIAI, Akihiko HIRATA, Tomohiro MIZUTANI
  • Publication number: 20190091985
    Abstract: A film-laminated metal plate having excellent retort adhesiveness includes: a metal plate; a resin film thermally fusion-bonded to a surface of the metal plate; and a bubble contained between the metal plate and the resin film. An average bubble height of three bubbles with higher heights among the bubbles measured by using a 3D analysis image of a laser microscope is 0 ?m or more and 5.0 ?m or less. The test piece is obtained by cutting a portion of one end side of the metal plate in a longitudinal direction while leaving the resin film on a side which becomes an inner surface side of the container when the film-laminated metal plate is processed into a container. When a retort treatment is carried out on the test piece at a temperature of 125° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuo KADOWAKI, Yoichiro MORI, Tadaaki OCHIAI, Akihiko HIRATA, Kazushi IWAKIRI, Tomohiro MIZUTANI, Satoshi KATO
  • Publication number: 20190058253
    Abstract: A loop antenna array capable of forming a clear boundary of a communication area is provided. The loop antenna array includes three loop antennas, in which a direction of a current flowing through the loop antenna arranged in the middle and a direction of a current flowing through each of the loop antennas arranged on both sides of the loop antenna arranged in the middle are opposite from each other, and the sum of magnetic moments of the three loop antennas is zero.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Ai-ichiro Sasaki, Akihiko Hirata, Souichi Oka, Fumiharu Morisawa, Osamu Kagami
  • Patent number: 10177823
    Abstract: Provided is an antenna control technique for forming the boundary of a communication area at a desired location. An antenna parameter control apparatus 2 calculates an antenna parameter in a case of feeding electric currents with an equal intensity in mutually reverse directions to two antennas 1A, 1B which generate a magnetic field. The antenna parameter control apparatus 2 includes an input parameter acquisition unit 21 that acquires input parameters for calculating the antenna parameter; and a parameter calculation unit 22 that calculates an inter-center distance d between the antennas 1A, 1B as the antenna parameter based on the input parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Ai-ichiro Sasaki, Akihiko Hirata, Fumiharu Morisawa, Souichi Oka, Osamu Kagami
  • Publication number: 20180287257
    Abstract: A loop antenna array that can form a linear and clear communication area boundary is provided. The loop antenna array includes two loop antennas. Currents flow through the loop antennas in opposite directions from each other. In other words, viewing in a direction passing through each of the loop antennas, at a timing when a positive voltage is applied to a signal terminal of an alternating-current source, a clockwise current flows through one loop antenna while a counterclockwise current flows through the other loop antenna. Conversely, at a timing when a negative voltage is applied to the signal terminal of the alternating-current source, a counterclockwise current flows through one loop antenna while a clockwise current flows through the other loop antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Ai-ichiro Sasaki, Akihiko Hirata, Fumiharu Morisawa, Souichi Oka, Osamu Kagami
  • Publication number: 20180109296
    Abstract: Provided is an antenna control technique for forming the boundary of a communication area at a desired location. An antenna parameter control apparatus 2 calculates an antenna parameter in a case of feeding electric currents with an equal intensity in mutually reverse directions to two antennas 1A, 1B which generate a magnetic field. The antenna parameter control apparatus 2 includes an input parameter acquisition unit 21 that acquires input parameters for calculating the antenna parameter; and a parameter calculation unit 22 that calculates an inter-center distance d between the antennas 1A, 1B as the antenna parameter based on the input parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Ai-ichiro Sasaki, Akihiko Hirata, Fumiharu Morisawa, Souichi Oka, Osamu Kagami
  • Patent number: 8323693
    Abstract: There is provided an external preparation for wounds which has novel usability in treating skin damages accompanied by a large amount of exudation such as bedsores, skin ulcers, and burns, and yet has such advantages as observed in conventional medicines having been employed in treating these wounds. The external preparation for wounds comprises a water-soluble polymer and a crosslinking agent, and has powdery/granular or ointment form. After absorbing an exudation, the preparation undergoes phase transition from a sol to a gel by the action of ingredient of the preparation, and thus exhibits actions of adsorbing and eliminating necrotic tissues, and protecting the wounded parts. Subsequently, it can continuously absorb the exudation. After being used, it can be easily separated substantially as a mass, thereby exhibiting high therapeutic effects and usability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignees: Medrx Co., Ltd., Nippon Shinyaku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Hamamoto, Keiko Yamasaki, Hideakira Yokoyama, Akihiko Hirata, Takeru Fujii
  • Patent number: 8207111
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a method for treating muscular dystrophy. The method for treating muscular dystrophy according to the present invention is characterized in comprising a step of administering a caldecrin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Inventors: Akito Tomomura, Mineko Tomomura, Akihiko Hirata, Takeru Fujii
  • Publication number: 20110159035
    Abstract: It is an objective of the present invention to provide a non-invasive transdermal immunizing technology by which inflammation and lump do not appear at the skin unlike conventional transdermal immunizing methods with subcutaneous administration and the development amount of antibody in serum is increased. The S/O type transdermal immunizing agent according to the present invention comprises an antigen-surfactant complex and an oil phase; wherein the antigen is covered with the surfactant in the complex; the complex is in a solid state; and the complex is dissolved or dispersed in the oil phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventors: Masahiro Goto, Noriho Kamiya, Akihiko Hirata, Takeru Fujii
  • Publication number: 20110015116
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a method for treating muscular dystrophy. The method for treating muscular dystrophy according to the present invention is characterized in comprising a step of administering a caldecrin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: Akito Tomomura, Mineko Tomomura, Akihiko Hirata, Takeru Fujii
  • Publication number: 20100298447
    Abstract: This invention is intended to improve the solubility and permeability of low-solubility drugs, including drugs hardly soluble in water, classified as Class 2 or 4 in accordance with BCS by modifying such drugs into S/W, S/O, or S/O/W preparations. The S/W, S/O, or S/O/W preparations of low-solubility drugs of this invention are prepared by a method for preparing a composite of a low-solubility drug and surfactant by introducing air or nonflammable gas into the gas phase in the upper portion of a liquid level of the dispersion, dissolution, and emulsification tanks, respectively, at a pressure of 1 to 10 atm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: Takeru Fujii, Eiji Hayakawa, Akihiko Hirata
  • Publication number: 20090238846
    Abstract: The present invention provides an external preparation which can improve a skin permeability of a hydrophilic medicine such as NSAID so that the medicine can act directly on a diseased area without passing through gastrointestinal tract or mucosa. The S/O type external preparation external preparation excellent in percutaneous absorbability of the present invention comprises a medicine-containing complex dissolved or dispersed in an oil phase, wherein the complex contains a hydrophilic medicine covered with a surfactant and is in a form of a solid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: ASPION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeru Fujii, Akihiko Hirata, Masahiro Goto, Noriho Kamiya
  • Publication number: 20090053788
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a drug having therapeutic effect on muscular dystrophy without lowering renal function. The therapeutic drug for muscular dystrophy of the present invention comprises a caldecrin or a caldecrin gene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicant: ASPION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akito Tomomura, Mineko Tomomura, Akihiko Hirata, Takeru Fujii
  • Patent number: 7269019
    Abstract: A driving device for a motor has a mounting substrate mounted to a base substrate. Highly heat-generating components such as a switching element for PWM control are mounted to the mounting substrate and only less heat-generating circuit components are mounted to the base substrate. The mounting substrate has a base plate part made of a metallic plate material surround by a molded insulating material but includes a heat dissipating part where the insulating material is removed and the internal metallic plate material is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Hirata, Tokihiko Sugiura, Yasuhide Tanaka
  • Patent number: D710681
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignees: KFC Ltd., Nichiyu Giken Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Ohira, Akihiko Hirata
  • Patent number: D718062
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignees: KFC Ltd., Nichiyu Giken Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiko Hirata, Yasushi Ohira